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NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NEO (2)   m   Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νεος (neos).
NEOFIT   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOFYTOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOPHYTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word which was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".
NEOPTOLEMUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
NEPHELE   f   Greek Mythology
From Greek νεφος (nephos) meaning "cloud". In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus.
NEPHTHYS   f   Egyptian Mythology
Greek form of Egyptian Nebt-Het meaning "lady of the house", derived from Egyptian nbt "lady" and hwt "house". This was the name of an Egyptian goddess associated with the air, death and mourning. She was wife of the desert god Seth.
NEPTUNE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
NEPTUNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of NEPTUNE.
NERE   f   Basque
Means "mine" in Basque.
NEREA   f   Basque
Variant of NERE.
NEREIDA   f   Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρειδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NEREUS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERGİS   f   Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NERGÜI   m & f   Mongolian
Means "no name" in Mongolian. This name was traditionally given in order to mislead bad spirits.
NERIAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NERIDA   f   Indigenous Australian
Possibly means "water lily" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
NERINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of NERIO.
NERIO   m   Italian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERISSA   f   Literature
Created by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596). He possibly took it from Greek Νηρεις (Nereis) meaning "nymph, sea sprite", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NERMİN   f   Turkish
Means "soft" in Turkish.
NERO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigourous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
NERO (2)   m   Italian
Short form of RANIERO.
NERSES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
NERTHUS   f   Germanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
NERVA   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NERYS   f   Welsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NES   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NESİM   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESRİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASRIN.
NESS (1)   f   Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEAS.
NESS (2)   f   English
Short form of VANESSA.
NESSA (1)   f   English
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3)   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NEST   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTA   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTAN   f   Georgian
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTAN-DAREJAN   f   Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for a character in his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli derived it from the Middle Persian phrase نیست اندر جهان (nist andar jahan) meaning "unlike any other in the world" or "unique". In the poem Nestan-Darejan is a princess loved by Tariel.
NESTANI   f   Georgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTOR   m   Greek Mythology, Russian
Means "homecoming" in Greek. In Homer's 'Iliad' this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
NESTORE   m   Italian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NESTORI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NETA   f   Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETANYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NETHANEEL   m   Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NETHANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
NETTA (1)   f   English
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2)   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of names ending in nette, such as ANNETTE or JEANETTE.
NETUNO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEUS   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NEVA   f   English
Short form of GENEVA.
NEVADA   f   English
From the name of the American state, which means "snow-capped" in Spanish.
NEVAEH   f   English (Modern)
The word heaven spelled backwards. It became popular after the musician Sonny Sandoval from the rock group P.O.D. gave it to his daughter in 2000.
NEVAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of NIAMH.
NEVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NEVENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Variant of NEVENA.
NEVES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of NEVILLE.
NEVILLE   m   English (British)
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Norman French. As a given name it is chiefly British and Australian.
NEVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NEVRA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEWT   m   English
Short form of NEWTON.
NEWTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
NEŽA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of AGNES.
NEZİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NEZİHE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NAZIH.
NGẢI   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
NGAIO   f   Maori
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NGAIRE   f   Maori
Possibly means "flaxen" in Maori.
NGAWANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NGỌC   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NGUYÊN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
NGUYỆT   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyệt) meaning "moon".
NHUNG   f & m   Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIA (1)   f   Welsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NIA (3)   f   English
Short form of ANTONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIAMH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NIC   m   English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NICANOR   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νικανωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νικη (nike) "victory". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICCOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICÉPHORE   m   French
French form of NIKEPHOROS.
NICHOLA   f   English (British)
Feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICHOLAS   m   English, French
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
NICHOLE   f   English
Variant of NICOLE.
NIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICK   m   English, Dutch
Short form of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAS   m   English
Variant of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAUS   m   German
Variant of NIKOLAUS.
NICKY   m & f   English
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICO   m   Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODÈME   m   French
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NICOL (1)   m   Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOL (2)   f   Dutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICOLA (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLA (2)   f   German, Czech, English
Latinate feminine form of NICHOLAS. In the English-speaking world this name is more common outside of America, where Nicole is more usual.
NICOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of NIKOLAOS.
NICOLÁS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAS   m   French
French form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLASA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAU   m   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAUS   m   German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany.
NICOLE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
NICOLET   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETA   f   Romanian
Romanian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETTA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLINE   f   French, Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDE   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATO   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NICU   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NICUȘOR   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NİDA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NIDA.
NIDA   f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NIDIA   f   Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIEK   m   Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLAAS.
NIELS (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIENKE   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NIEVE   f   Spanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIEVES   f   Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NÎGA   f   Kurdish
Means "sight" in Kurdish.
NIGEL   m   English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).
NIGELLA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of NIGEL.
NIGELLUS   m   English (Archaic)
Latin form of NIGEL.
NIGUL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIK   m   English, Greek, Slovene
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).
NIKA (1)   f & m   Russian
Russian short form of VERONIKA and other names ending in nika. It can also be a short form of NIKITA (1) (masculine).
NIKA (2)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKA (3)   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NIKANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) "victory" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian.
NIKANOR   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NIKAU   m   Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NIKEISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the name prefix Ni and the name KEISHA.
NIKEPHOROS   m & f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKETAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητης (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKHIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILA   f   Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKIAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKIFOR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKITA (1)   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NIKITA (2)   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NIKKI   f   English
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKKOLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of NICOLE.
NIKLAS   m   Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Swedish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKLAUS   m   German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKO   m   Finnish, Croatian, Slovene
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, and a Croatian and Slovene short form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKODEM   m   Polish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODIM   m   Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOL   f   Czech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKOLA (2)   f   German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAI   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAY.
NIKOLAJ   m   Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAS   m   Greek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS or NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAUS   m   German
German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAY   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NIKOLCHE   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLE   f   Basque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NIKOLETA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETT   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLINA   f   Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLOZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
NIKOMEDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON   m   Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKORA   m & f   Maori
Maori form of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NIKOSTRATOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and στρατος (stratos) "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
NIKŠA   m   Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKUSHA   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NILA   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NILES   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NILI   f   Hebrew
Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
NILIMA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILOFAR   f   Indian (Muslim)
Indian form of NILOOFAR.
NILOFER   f   Indian (Muslim)
Indian form of NILOOFAR.
NILOOFAR   f   Persian
Means "water lily" in Persian.
NILOUFAR   f   Persian
Variant transcription of NILOOFAR.
NILS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
NİLÜFER   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NILOFER.
NIMA (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMA (2)   m   Persian
Possibly means "just, fair" in Persian.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NİMET   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMROD   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
NIMUE   f   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINA (2)   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Babylonian and Assyrian fertility goddess who was identified with Ishtar. She was the patron goddess of the city of Nineveh. Her name was written using a character representing a fish surrounded by a character representing a house.
NINA (3)   f   Native American, Quechua
Means "fire" in Quechua.
NINA (4)   f   Russian
Russian form of NINO (2).
NINAD   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NINE   f   Frisian
Frisian short form of KATHERINE.
NINEL   f   Russian
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
NINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NINA (1).
NING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
NINGAL   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "great lady" in Sumerian. This was the name of a goddess of reeds in Sumerian mythology. She was the daughter of Enki and the wife of Nanna.
NINIAN   m   Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He is known as the Apostle to the Picts.
NINO (1)   m   Italian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NINO (2)   f   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized), Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the masculine name NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
NINON   f   French
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NINOS   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized)
Possibly related to the name of the goddess NINA (2). According to Greek historians this was the name of the founder of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria.
NINOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NIOBE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIOCLÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of NICHOLAS.
NIR   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NIRAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRUPAMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NISHAT   m & f   Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NISSA   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NIT   f   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of NEITH.
NITA (1)   f   English
Short form of ANITA (1) and other names ending in nita.
NITA (2)   f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "bear" in Choctaw.
NITHIN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIKA   f   Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NITZA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIUSHA   f   Persian
Means "good listener" in Persian.
NIV   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NIVEN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIVIARSIAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
NIZHONI   f   Native American, Navajo
Means "beautiful" in Navajo.
NJÅL   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NJÖRÐR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of NJORD.
NKECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKECHINYERE.
NKECHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRU   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA.
NKIRUKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKOSAZANA   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her paternal grandmother.
NNENNE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her maternal grandmother.
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOAH (1)   m   English, Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
NOAH (2)   f   Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
NOAK   m   Swedish
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOBLE   m   English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOBORU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
NOBU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
NOBURU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
NOBUYUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NOE   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOËL   m   French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
NOEL   m   English
English form of NOËL.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
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